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How to choose your next solo holiday

31st January, 2019

In our last blog, why travelling solo is the new way to travel, we explained why this is a popular choice among our passengers. It has a plethora of pros; you get to choose where to go and what to do, without compromise, you feel empowered, and, you get the opportunity to meet new people and discover things with new companions, without having to explain when you’ve had enough. Better still, you have a room to yourself, without getting stung with a single supplement. What’s not to love?

So, you’ve chosen to go solo, now it’s about choosing where to go. This can sometimes be the tough part, and often our customers just need a little bit of travel inspiration to make a decision. As a holiday company, we can of course advise passengers about our range of singles holidays, but in order for you find the right holiday for you, we encourage you to ask yourself some key questions:

What do I enjoy/not enjoy?

If you’re an intrepid explorer, no doubt you’ll be swayed by adventure holidays and are keen to find a new destination, with the same active level and pace.

Touring holidays for solo travellers

On the flip side, if you prefer relaxation, but the thought of a hotel stay in a typically romantic destination makes you think of evenings playing gooseberry, avoid destinations like Mauritius and the Seychelles, which are popular for lovebirds. Perhaps consider a stay with a focus, such as a South African game lodge.

What do I want to learn?

Some passengers travel solo to meet likeminded people over a shared interest. Not only does this present an opportunity to form new companionships, it allows you to potentially learn new skills or experience new things.

Whether you’re into music, archaeology, walking or gardens, come back feeling enriched by a holiday that really appeals to your individual taste.

How are my sea legs?

If you’re tempted by life on the ocean waves, but have never been on a cruise, we promise you won’t be disappointed. A high proportion of our cruise passengers are repeat cruise bookers.

A cruise is a fantastic way to see destinations from a new perspective. It’s also an extremely sociable way to travel and passengers are well looked after onboard, with impeccable service and a vast array of entertainment available.

Cruises for solo travellers

What's on my holiday hit list?

Is there a destination you’ve always wanted to visit but never got around to doing so? Now’s the time to go for it! Not everyone shares the same passion for places, so why wait? Solo travel is not just about the trip, it’s about the planning, and what could be more empowering that choosing and booking your trip of a lifetime, without negotiation?

Make a list of your dream destinations and find out what deals there are for solo travel.

Need some inspiration? Check out our recommended list of top destinations for solo travellers.

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.